Chateau Duhart Milon Pauillac
"Chateau Duhart-Milon's grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The broker Guillaume Lawton noted as early as 1815 that "it is very robust, with a fine colour, and quite pronounced sappiness" (he describes the "sappiness" of the Medoc's premiers crus as "something like the odour given off by finest sealing wax when it is burned").
A delicate wine, the initially supple tannins gradually become more powerful. Well-structured on the palate with good density. Precise, fairly full-bodied finish." - Winery
ALC. Vol: 13.5%
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Taste: currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose: currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
Château Duhart Milon is located in the appellation Pauillac, on the west side of Château Lafite-Rothschild. The château currently has over 70 hectares of vineyard. The soil is very typical of the region and contains a mixture of fine pebbles, sand and lime. Combined with the mild climate, this is an ideal place for the cabernet sauvignon, which is the most important grape here. In addition, the Château uses merlot and cabernet franc. The average age of the vines is over 30 years.
The close cooperation with neighbor Château Lafite-Rothschild has led to a huge quality impulse. Typical features include: low yields, manual harvesting, classic vinification and a high sensitivity to the individual character of a wine year. This leads to very high quality wines reflecting the special character of the Pauillac appealing: a combination of strength, elegance and a unique ability to mature. The wine ripens in oak barrels, from its own coop.
The vinification for this wine takes place through controlled fermentation in tanks before ripening on barriques takes place. Depending on the wine year, this ripening takes 10 to 18 months.
The 2010 Duhart-Milion is a mix of the typical Pauillac composition of Cabernet Sauvignon (73%) and Merlot (23%) and is deep purple red in color, garnet to brownish. He has a powerful richly flavored scent with shades of black cherry, blackberries and cedar and a beautiful wood test. Full, firm start, very fruity texture and a complex fruity taste with earthy tones, playful tannins, Cabernet's freshness and an impressive length. The wine is at its best when the Merlot has become full, because then the wines will produce merlot tannins, acids and vegetable tones that give the extra complexity that gives this vintage. The 2010 has received 96 Parker points and has a great drinking window (up to 2040+)